Lakers Trade Rumors: Jodie Meeks Would Give Them a Championship-Worthy Bench

July 31st, 2012 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »
No matter how good a starting lineup may be, a bench is necessary to compete for a championship.

Injuries can happen, and fill-ins are needed. Plus, even if the pesky injury imp doesn't strike, depth is a useful feature on a roster. 

Such is the case for the Los Angeles Lakers, who lay claim to arguably the best starting five in the NBA. 

However, the rumored addition of Jodie Meeks would give them a bench capable of helping them to a title. 

HoopsWorld's Alex Kennedy has the scoop here: 

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to express interest in Jodie Meeks, according to source. No deal is imminent, but the two sides are talking.

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 27, 2012 By re-signing Jordan Hill and adding Antawn Jamison to the pack, the Lakers have already shored up their frontcourt to provide relief for Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. 

Hill is a breakout contender if he receives enough minutes, and Jamison should contend for Sixth Man of the Year as the unquestioned leader of the second unit. 

Adding Meeks to the backcourt portion of the bench would draw th ...

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